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Family game night is a well loved past time by many families because of the memories that it can make.There are many classic games that come to mind when you’re thinking about game night, but half the fun is trying new games that really challenge everyone. Funnybones Toys has just that game, Whim Risky Word Game!
Admittedly, when you first look at the game before reading any of the instructions, you won’t have clue what’s going on. But, once you start becoming familiar with the rules and the strategies, you’ll see that this game is fun, fast, and really makes you think. Before you get started, someone will roll the die included. You’ll either get a First (F), Middle (M), or Last (L). This means that the letters you choose will either have to be located at the first part of the word, in the middle of the world, or the last letter of the word. Each player starts off with three coins. You use these coins to choose up to three letters on one of the round game boards. Each round board has eight letters with assigned point values. The letter(s) you choose are how you earn points, but you can also lose points too. More on that later. Lastly, flip over a scene card to determine your theme for the words.
For example, if the round’s die roll is L and the scene card is grocery store, then you must write down a word that corresponds with the letter(s) you’ve chosen. Say your letters are R and T because you’ve only chosen two for this round. You have until the timer runs out to think of one word each that relates to a grocery store that ends with the letters R and T. Legitimate words earn the you the value of points assigned to that letter. If you’re the only play coin on that letter, you earn double points! However, if you do not think of a word for that letter you lose that amount of points. Just the same if you’re not the only play coin on that letter and do not think of a word or write down a word that is not legitimate then you lose double the assigned amount of points.
For players ages 8-99, Whim is a fast-paced word game that is full of strategy with players essentially betting on themselves when they choose their letters. Making the wrong choice can cost you points, but taking a risk can also earn you a lot of points. This is a great game for friends and family that can also be adjusted to fit the ages of the players to keep it fun!